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rebekah brooks, one of rupert murdoch's most trusted executives was just released on bail after reportedly facing 12 hours of questioning at a london police station. brooks had been heading the british arm of murdoch's news corp. media division when she stepped down last friday. a spokesperson says brooks turned herself in and she's cooperating with police, but continues to deny any wrongdoing. >>> and then late last night london's police commissioner abruptly resigned, paul stephenson announced he was leaving his post amid allegations that his united, which was investigating this scandal, was corrupt and had close ties with the former executive editor of news international's now defunct "news of the world." nbc's stephanie gosk with the latest from london. >> reporter: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scanda
confirming that rebekah brooks, the woman in the middle of the picture there, has resigned as ceo of the company in the wake of the newspaper hacking case involving the now defunct "news of the world" tabloid. she had been heading the british arm of rupe mert murdoch's news corp media division. this comes as murdoch makes his first comments on the scandal, sparking investigations on both sides of the atlantic. speaking the the "wall street journal" which is owned by news corp, murdoch says his company handled the crisis, quote, extremely well in every possible way, making just minor mistakes. that's the word of rupert murdoch. he also confirmed he and his son james will appear before a british parliament committee next week to discuss the scandal after initially refusing that request. news corp also said he's hired a top criminal defense attorney. back in the u.s., the fbi launching an investigation into allegations that news corp sought to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. again, the breaking news this morning, rebekah brooks, rupert murdoch's most senior newspaper
of murdoch's news international group rebekah brooks, she also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. brooks offered a personal apology saying she was shocked by reports that journalists had hacked a teenage murder victim's phone. but the biggest fireworks came when a protester tried to hit murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie. there it is. murdoch's wife wendy raced to defend her 80-year-old husband, smacking the attacker in the head. big jab. we'll have more on the man behind the pie all later in the show. by the way, in about an hour from now, the uk prime minister david minister, he's expected to speak in front of parliament hoping to stop further damage to the government from this scandal. so to get some of the latest on the investigation and a preview of what will happen in today's speech, martin flesher joins us live from london. there is an emergency session of parliament today, this has brought david cameron back into the country to be able to speak before the people there. what do we expect to hear? >> that's right, today's highlight, every day brings some
. the head of newscorp corporation rupert murdock, his son, james, and rebecca brooks have been asked to testify next week in front of a parliament. in an interview on the bbc, former prime minister gordon brown accused news international of employing known criminals to dig up personal information. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find that this happened. because of the links with criminals. >> in 2006, a murdock paper run at the time by rebecca brooks reported that brown's newborn son had cystic fibrosis. now brown questions the methods the paper used to get that information. but a statement from news indianaer national says the story ran from a member of the public whose family has also experienced cystic fibrosis. also on the defensive, investigators from scotland yard who face accusations that police accepted bribees from reporters. >> an organization of 50,000 people, we have always said that some of those 50,000 people will be corrupt and accept payments. >> with the investigation widening daily here in the uk, some are wondering if the scandal will spread to murdock's m
's her, rebekah brooks. and in another new twist for the story, a former "news of the world" reporter and the scandal's first named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there is an ongoing investigation, but police say the death is quote -- not suspicious. for the latest on this investigation, and a preview of today's testimony, jim maceda is joining us live now from london. jim, thanks for your time. i want to get off the bat to what the "new york times" is reporting today, that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars, the "times" reports, covering up wrongdoing at "news of the world." what more do we know about this? >> well, i think most importantly what the question that people are asking here, and especially back in the states now is how will all of these revelations that are coming out by the hour, affect rupert murdoch himself. and the answer to that has a lot to do with how he responds here today. talking to these ten parliamentarians, he's only got an hour with his brother to answer, try to answer all of these questions. as one politician here
walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb. >> if it has a chance of stopping that acquisition, that will be one of the most painful things for murdoch because of course his business interests are what are so important to him. >> reporter: what started as a localized headache for mr. murdoch in britain could be about to spread across the atlantic with some investors expressing nervousness about his wider business empire. but his biggest backer, saudi prince confirmed he has no plans to alter his investments. >> that was nbc's anabel roberts reporting. >>> britain's labor party is now promising to fight rupert murdoch's multibillion dollar take overbid that would give him 61 % in british sky broadcasting. a vote in the house of commons could come as early as this week. shares in bskyb dropped sharply in trading this morning. >>> turning now to the arab world where iraq
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